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ICYMI: Nearly Two-Thirds Of TV Shows On Air Last Year Didn't Have A Single Black Writer on Staff

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  • After burning an effigy of Donald Trump last year, the Edenbridge Bonfire Society in England has found a new target for this year's bonfire: Harvey Weinstein.
  • Ever feel like smokers are getting more work breaks than you are? A Japanese company will give non-smokers extra paid leave to help compensate.
  • Julianne Moore will play Gloria Steinem in a forthcoming adaptation of the feminist activist's 2015 memoir, My Life on the Road.
  • Tyrese Gibson is taking his beef with Fast and Furious co-star The Rock to the next level. In an Instagram post today, he offered a vaguely threatening ultimatum (to whom exactly? Do the studio heads check Instagram? It's unclear): Either The Rock is out of Fast and the Furious 9, or he is.
  • As you watch the Dodgers World Series, remember Black Friday, or the day Los Angeles evicted the last residents of Palo Verde in Chavez Ravine.
  • On a lighter note, here's Millie Bobby Brown rapping a recap of the last season of Stranger Things: